I live in the desert. It’s extremely dirty here. Dirty like you wouldn’t believe. It just blows through the air.
So I’ve declared a war on dirt.
For my first week I lost every battle. Terribly. There was a lot of collateral damage. This was the dirt my sweet husband swept up in one week. Gross.
So obviously, something had to change drastically. I simply can’t spend a day cleaning and expect our apartment to remain dust and dirt free for the rest of the week.
So, to the internet I went in search of ideas for how to clean more efficiently. After spending some precious time doing that, I decided that cleaning for 15-30 minutes every day would be my answer.
At the bottom of this post is my schedule for cleaning each week. It’s posted on our fridge so I remember and so my husband knows what’s being cleaned that day and can help as he has time.
You’ll notice that I have Sabbath Rest on Fridays. In the Middle East Sunday is a work day and Friday is like Sunday in the US. So, my week gets changed up. You’ll also notice that I have errands and groceries twice a week. I don’t have a car (really not a deal at all since I live in a HUGE city) and so I carry my groceries home. They’re heavy. But the idea is still the same: certain things that need to be done every day like dishes and the floors and other things that need to be done regularly like the bathrooms. So now I don’t have to worry about taking half a day to clean my house but do small things in the moments of transition I have and find that my house stays cleaner longer.
I’m committed to winning this battle.